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Vivo S16 Pro, Vivo S16, Vivo S16e with 120Hz displays, triple rear cameras launched: price, specs

Vivo S16 Pro, Vivo S16, Vivo S16e with 120Hz displays, triple rear cameras launched: price, specs

Vivo S16 Pro, Vivo S16, Vivo S16e with 120Hz displays, triple rear cameras launched: price, specs

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Vivo S16 Pro, Vivo S16 and Vivo S16e were launched in China on Thursday, December 22. The new S-series smartphones bring a list of upgrades over last year’s Vivo S15 models. They have AMOLED displays with up to 120Hz refresh rate and are backed by 4,600mAh batteries with 66W fast charging support. However, there are significant differences between the Vivo S16 Pro, the Vivo S16 and the Vivo S16e. The Vivo S16 Pro, for example, is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC, while the Vivo S16 has a Snapdragon 870 SoC under the hood. The Vivo S16e, which is a budget entry in the series, is powered by an Exynos 1080 SoC. All three models run on Android 13 and feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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Price of Vivo S16 Pro, Vivo S16, Vivo S16e

The price of the Vivo S16 Pro has been set at CNY 3,299 (around Rs 39,000) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB model. The phone is also available in a 12GB + 512GB configuration which carries a price tag of 3 599 CNY (about Rs 42,600).

In contrast, the Vivo S16 is priced at CNY 2,499 (around Rs 30,000) for the base 8GB + 128GB model. The 8GB + 256GB model costs CNY 2,699 (around Rs 32,000) and the 12GB + 256GB costs CNY 2,999 (around Rs 35,500). It also offers a high-end 12GB + 512GB variant priced at CNY 3,299 (around Rs 39,000).

Finally, the price of the Vivo S16e starts at CNY 2,099 (around Rs. 25,000) for the 8GB + 128GB model and goes up to CNY 2,299 (around Rs. 27,000) for the 8GB + 256GB version. 12GB + 256GB range is priced at CNY 2,499 (around Rs 30,000).

The Vivo S16 Pro comes in Black and Yan Ruyu (translated) hues, while the Vivo S16 comes in an additional Fireworks color option. The Vivo S16e comes in Hyacinth Purple, Sea ​Foam Green, and Starry Night Black color options.

All three Vivo phones are currently available for pre-booking in China and will go on sale in the country from December 30. There is no word on an international release at this time.

Specifications of the Vivo S16 Pro

The Dual SIM (Nano) Vivo S16 Pro runs Android 13 with OriginOS 3 on top and features a 6.78-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The screen is also designed to offer a touch sampling rate of 360Hz. The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8200 octa-core 4nm SoC along with Mali G610 GPU and up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. With the memory merge feature, the available memory can be virtually expanded up to 8GB using unused storage.

There’s a triple-camera setup on the rear that houses a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766V main sensor with an f/1.88 lens and optical image stabilization (OIS), along with an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 lens, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 lens. For selfies and video chats, it packs a 50-megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front, with an f/2.45 lens.

The Vivo S16 Pro has 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage as standard. Connectivity options on the device include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, OTG, and a USB Type-C port. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. There’s also an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

The Vivo S16 Pro packs a 4,600mAh battery with 66W fast charging support which is said to be able to charge up to 50% in as little as 19 minutes. Also, the phone measures 164.1 x 74.8 x 7.36 mm and weighs 182 grams.

Specifications of the Vivo S16

The vanilla Vivo S16 features the same SIM card, software, and display specs as the Vivo S16 Pro. However, this smartphone is powered by a 7nm Snapdragon 870 SoC, paired with an Adreno 650 GPU and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

The Vivo S16 also sports a triple rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor supporting OIS, EIS (electronic image stabilization) with an f/1.89 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary camera with a sensor ultra wide angle and f/2.2 lens and a 2 megapixel macro shooter with f/2.4 lens. On the front, it sports the same 50-megapixel selfie shooter.

The Vivo S16 comes with up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It offers Bluetooth v5.2 connectivity. Other connectivity options and sensors of the vanilla model are identical to the Vivo S16 Pro. It also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

It is also backed by a 4,600mAh battery with support for 66W fast charging. Finally, the Vivo S16 measures 164.1 x 74.8 x 7.36mm and weighs 182 grams.

Vivo S16e Specifications

The Vivo S16e also carries the same SIM and software specifications as the Vivo S16 and Vivo S16 Pro. This handset features a 6.62-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and refresh rate up to 120Hz. The Vivo S16e is powered by Exynos 1080 octa-core 5nm chipset paired with G78 GPU and up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM.

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For optics, the Vivo S16e sports a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel main sensor with OIS, EIS and f/1.8 lens, an 8-megapixel depth camera with f/2.4 lens and a 2 megapixel with f / 2.4 lens. On the front, it sports a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with an f/2.0 lens.

The Vivo S16e comes with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 built-in storage. Connectivity options and sensors are identical to the Vivo S16 and Vivo S16 Pro. It also includes an in-display fingerprint sensor.

It packs a 4,600mAh battery, with 66W fast charging. Additionally, the Vivo S16e measures 162.51 x 75.81 x 7.7mm and weighs 187.7 grams.


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